Gerry Carr of Canonical made the announcement on the Canonical Blog yesterday stating, "It’s with some regret that we are announcing the end of the ShipIt Programme and the CD distributor programme." Carr notes that Canonical has shipped millions of free CDs throughout the years to millions of people in every country in the world. However, over the last two years Canonical began to limit the number of CDs per... more »
Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager announces on his blog the Ubuntu Global Jam and issue a call for events.What is the Ubuntu Global Jam?The Ubuntu Global Jam is an incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community to unite together around the a given weekend to work together to improve Ubuntu. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. Curious about how to ma... more »
Earlier this April, Matt Zimmerman, Canonical CTO, had the opportunity to speak at the Free Software and Linux Days event in Istanbul, Turkey where he gave a keynote on Ubuntu Inside Out . While there, Matt was interviewed by the Ubuntu Turkey LoCo Team and the interview appeared on April 17th on the team's Blog. The interview gives insight to the direction of the Ubuntu project over the next few years as well as a gli... more »
Back in March 2009, I started hanging out in the #ubuntu-meeting channel on Freenode to see first hand how IRC meetings in the Ubuntu Community are conducted. I noticed there were specific actions/commands that were being used in the meetings; I wanted why and what they were, so I asked :-). I found out the #ubuntu-meeting Channel on Freenode uses mootbot. This great little bot that makes keeping track of action items and gathering meeting minutes/notes really easy. The Scribes Team which was... more »
Hi Everyone! What a thrill it is to have another place to share things about the Ubuntu Community. With the launch of Ubuntu User magazine back in May 2009, I have felt like the gap between the developer community and the end user is closing and the reality of one blended community is just around the corner. So let's talk a little about the events that are happening in and around the community. These events need people like you to jump in and get involved. Ubuntu Global Jam Weekend was... more »

Follow along as Ubuntu enthusiast and Community organizer Amber Graner helps put the "You" in Ubuntu.

Amber Graner is an active Ubuntu community member and organizer who encourages everyone around her to participate, support, and learn about Ubuntu and Open Source. With a smile and a sense of humor, Amber reminds people that there is a place for everyone in the Ubuntu community – regardless of technical skill level (or lack thereof). She is constantly looking for people, places, and events within the Ubuntu community that help inspire Ubuntu users to participate actively within the Ubuntu community. Email Amber at amber AT ubuntu-user DOT com.

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